Sunday 24th November 2013 – 6.15pm – Claire Brown.
A boy has been rushed to hospital after being in collision with a car in Birmingham this afternoon.
The incident happened on Bosworth Drive, near to Asda in Chelmsley Wood at around 3.50pm earlier today (Sunday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found a young boy, believed to be under 10-years-old, who had been involved in a road traffic collision with a car.
“Ambulance crews and the doctor quickly assessed the boy and found he had sustained a serious head injury together with suspected chest and leg injuries. Due to the boy’s deteriorating condition, the doctor decided to anaesthetise him at the scene with assistance from the ambulance crew and paramedics.
“The boy was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital; the doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue vital emergency treatment en route.
“Medics at the hospital were pre alerted to the arrival of the boy who was said to be in a serious condition.”